In the first of five interactive online “neighbourhoods” of Suplex City, the following superstars have been confirmed to be in the game;
Aiden English, Booker T, Brian Pillman, Brie Bella, Chris Jericho, Diego, Erick Rowan, Fernando, Heath Slater, Jey Uso, Jim Neidhart, Jimmy Uso, Konnor, Larry Zbyszko, Nikki Bella, R-Truth, Simon Gotch, Ultimate Warrior and Viktor.
In addition to the first roster reveal, a handful of new screenshots for the game have also been revealed, and can be seen below…
WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 11th for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Customers who pre-order the game will also receive two playable characters of legendary WCW star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day.
In today’s WrestleTalk News, a crazy story about Vince McMahon in the early 90s from Bret Hart and talk of more tension backstage in Tna…
Crazy Bret Hart/Vince McMahon Story
On Bret Hart’s most recent podcast with Hornswoggle, the Hitman told a crazy story about a locker room strip club trip in the earlier nineties.
According to Bret, Vince McMahon got a little intoxicated and was in – quote – “full party mode.” Seeing this, Hulk Hogan decided to play a joke on his boss – convincing Hawk from the Legion of Doom that it would be a great idea to do their Doomsday Device finishing move on Vince McMahon in the middle of the club.
So that’s what they did. Of course, it being the boss, Hawk went a bit light on the clothesline,
Bret “Hitman” Hart began his career in his father’s Stampede Wrestling promotion, before achieving global superstardom in the World Wrestling Federation in the ’80’s and ’90’s. His no-nonsense attitude, and the legitimacy that came with being a Hart Brother from the infamous family Dungeon enabled Bret to bypass the cartoon gimmicks that were handed out to his WWF colleagues.
And so, while his peers on the WWF roster were saddled with ludicrous personas (such as the gifted Terry Taylor being made to cluck and strut as The Red Rooster), Bret was able to sidestep all of the cornball nonsense and continually be presented as a serious athlete.
Forget the multiple championship wins, being presented simply as a wrestler in Vince McMahon’s 80’s universe,was perhaps Bret’s greatest accomplishment.
That being said, even a guy as respected and decorated as ‘the Hitman’ would still occasionally find
This is just the second 3 hour edition of the flagship show and it’s interesting to see how the company fill the extra hour. The influx of WWF stars like the British Bulldog and Jim Neidhart has propped up the mid card to flesh it out a little more and the ongoing saga of the new World order and the beginning of them crumbling has some more time to play out on each episode.
Going into this week’s show, the big advertisement was the main event of Sting going one on one with Randy Savage, as well as the fallout from Kevin Nash using the illegal jacknife powerbomb the week before.
Neither Bret Hart or Ric Flair made appearances this week, which seemed slightly strange. Last week, Bret made his intention to challenge the winner of Sting and Hogan for the WCW World Title but all we
The full content listing for the upcoming WWE DVD and Blu-ray set on the life and death of Owen Hart has been revealed, courtesy of the Wrestling DVD Network. The list includes all chapter titles for the documentary feature on disc one, as well as all extras, including the full list of matches selected for the package.
Bret Hart recently commented on the documentary portion of the set, sounding very pessimistic about the chances that the documentary will do a good job telling the full story of his brother’s life. Bret believes that WWE is having to walk on egg shells to cater to Owen’s widow, Martha, who is not supporting the DVD release.
Bret told the Fight Network:
“I’m looking forward to it but I’m not really optimistic that it’s going to be a great job. Martha handcuffed them so much. I
What has been billed as the final batch of Superstars for WWE 2K16 has been confirmed this afternoon.
Here are the names in full: Bray Wyatt, Mikey Whipwreck, The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods & Big E), Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady, Stunning Steve Austin, Superstar Steve Austin, Rusev, American Bad Ass Undertaker, Baron Corbin, Brian Pillman, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Konnor, Viktor, Mark Henry, Ministry Undertaker, Ricky Steamboat, Savio Vega, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley, Sting ’99, Sting Blonde and finally the two Terminator renders.
The new names show how in-depth the Stone Cold mode will be. It looks like we’re going to be travelling right through his days as a Hollywood Blonde with Brian Pillman and that feud with Ricky Steamboat, stopping off for a cup of coffee in Ecw to feud with Mikey Whipwreck (and maybe Sandman?), and then going through his main run in WWE, including the 2001 Royal Rumble.
In their fifth weekly reveal, WWE has announced a catalogue of Attitude Era Superstars that will appeal in WWE 2K16.
It remains to be seen how, but you would have to think that the majority of the men will play a key role in the marquee Stone Cold Steve Austin mode that the entire game is based around.
Here is the full list of the latest Superstars involved:
Farooq, D’Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa (Nation of Domination), Dude Love, Cactus Jack, Rikishi, Vader, X-Pac, Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart, Billy Gunn, The British Bulldog, Christian, Damien Sandow, Haku, The Honky Tonk Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ken Shamrock, Mankind, Paul Wight (The Big Show V1), Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Vince McMahon.
WWE and 2K also released Dude Love’s entrance which is a marked improvement from what we saw in WWE ’13. Everything about it is far superior to
In their weekly roster reveal, IGN have announced further superstars that will appear in WWE 2K16 when it is released on October 27.
All of the men are from the Attitude Era and will undoubtedly play a huge role in the marque Stone Cold Steve Austin mode, this year’s main feature.
Screenshots of: Farooq, D’Lo Brown, Kama Mustafa (Nation of Domination), Dude Love, Cactus Jack, Rikishi, Vader, X-Pac, Jim Neidhart and Bret Hart have been released; while roster artwork of Billy Gunn, The British Bulldog, Christian, Damien Sandow, Haku, The Honky Tonk Man, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Ken Shamrock, Mankind, Paul Wight (The Big Show V1), Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and Vince McMahon have also seen the light of day for the first time today.
You can see all the photos Here.
The Dudester’s entrance has also been revealed online and represents a huge
As previously reported this summer, WWE will be releasing a brand new DVD about the life of the late great Owen Hart titled, “Owen: Hart Of Gold.” There will be a comprehensive documentary that will serve as the main feature of the DVD/Blu-Ray that is scheduled for release in the United States on December 8 and the United Kingdom on December 7.
In addition to the documentary, there will be several of Owen’s best matches include as well. The DVD is available as a pre-order on Amazon.com right now.
A preview of the documentary was released by WrestlingDVDNetwork.com.
Some of the names associated with WWE that comment in the documentary are his brother Bret Hart, brother-in-law Jim Neidhart, Jerry Lawler, Ted Dibiase, Chris Jericho, Triple H, Ron Simmons, Kevin Owens and Daniel Bryan. There were also interviews done with his niece Natalya and her husband Tyson Kidd.
Next to WrestleMania, WWE SummerSlam is viewed by many as the second biggest show of the wrestling calendar. As such, big matches are put on, and even bigger performances are delivered. Not everybody can come out of SummerSlam as a winner, though.
Looking back through SummerSlam history since the PPV debuted in 1988, now is the perfect time to see who SummerSlam’s biggest losers are. Be it in singles or tag team action, whether there’s stipulations in place, or even if it’s not winning a multi-man match, any-and-all failed attempt at victory has been taken into account for this list in order to find out who has picked up the biggest amount of defeats at the biggest show of the Summer.
A couple of participants on this list are actually in matches at this year’s SummerSlam event, and so with this piece being penned before SummerSlam,
The 1992 Royal Rumble was the most unique Rumble PPV of all time because it’s the only time the WWE Title was up for grabs in the Royal Rumble match. Due to that reason, it was arguably the most important Rumble match ever.
It’s actually surprising that WWE hasn’t duplicated that aspect of the show because it put such a huge importance on the winner of the match. Perhaps it is something that Vince McMahon only wanted to do one time and never again, which makes a lot of sense.
The WWE Title was up for grabs because of controversial finishes in matches between Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker. This was only a year after Undertaker’s debut and he was a heel. Due to the controversy, WWE President Jack Tunney vacated the title and announced that the winner of the match would be the new WWE Champion.
Bret Hart is one of the greatest Superstars in the history of the WWE. His career started in the mid 1980s when he became one half of the Hart Foundation tag team with Jim Neidhart, then he became an Intercontinental Champion in 1991 and in 1992 he won his first WWE Title. For the next five years he was one of the biggest stars in the company that went on to win the WWE Title five times. He’s considered the most popular Canadian wrestler of all time.
Hart’s most famous match was also his last match as a full time performer at Survivor Series 1997. He was the victim of a screwjob perpetrated by his opponent Shawn Michaels as well as his boss Vince McMahon and he left the company with a lot of his anger in his heart. We didn’t know if he’d ever work for WWE again.
A lot of people have been talking about Benjamin Morris’ 538 piece, “Are Pro Wrestlers Dying at an Unusual Rate?”
Like Morris, I am neither an actuarial scientist nor a demographer. So, our interpretations of the data should be taken with a grain of salt. My results were somewhat different from Morris’ due to a difference data set and changes in how we calculated actuarial predictions.
Differences in methodology from Morris
I also used Social Security Actuarial Life Tables, but my “expected mortality rates” for the age groups were not the same as Morris’. For each wrestler, I calculated what their age would have been as of today. Then, based on gender, I looked up the number of lives (out of 100,000) that were expected to still be alive and converted that to a percentage. His analysis looked at wrestlers who were on 20+ WWF PPVs through 2002. I went with a
Let’s begin with an obvious one shall we?
WWE: WrestleMania 1
Held in Madison Square Garden in New York City, the very first WWF pay-per-view ever presented and a show that lit the fuse on the rocket that became sports entertainment and the concept of pay-per-view. The show isn’t
It was quite the violent week in professional wrestling, Daniel Bryan was handcuffed and nearly drown, Goldust looked like he legitimately wanted to murder Fandango, and Bully Ray threatened an innocent chair for 15 minutes. And those were the best parts! Actually, Raw was pretty solid, but for some reason, outside of the top two matches, WWE doesn’t seem too concerned that WrestleMania is almost here.
We only have five matches announced so far, and we still need 11 more participants for the Andre the Giant battle royal. Maybe the company should contact Jim Neidhart, he has a bit of battle royal experience from WrestleMania 2, or Buff Bagwell could take a night off from Gigiloing to enter for the right price (only $800 for two hours), Duke “The Dumpster” Droese is probably looking for work as well. So there are plenty of good options.
With just a few short weeks left,
Over the years there have been some incredible tag teams in the WWE, and some of the most original gimmicks, from The Legion of Doom with their futuristic armour and ferocious face paint, to the Dudley Boyz and their unusual family relationship, and even the financial based Money Inc – all had terrific gimmicks.
A good gimmick can make the world of difference when trying to make it big in the WWE; just ask The Ringmaster, who after a hair cut and a new gimmick as a rebellious bad-ass called Stone Cold Steve Austin became one of the biggest stars sports entertainment had ever seen. Unfortunately for some, like the 13 tag teams listed here, not everyone was given great gimmicks, and had to suffer the ignominy of being saddled with frankly terrible gimmicks that any talents would have struggled to get over.
The teams collected here are 13 most ridiculous,
He returned to face Heath Slater, who really should stop bothering packing his trunks for Raw, who Sid defeated in a quick squash match and pinned him after his signature Powerbomb.
Psycho Sid, real name Sid Eudy, turns 52-years-old on July 4th, last left the WWE in June 1997, three months after he lost his WWE Title to The Undertaker at WrestleMania 13. At WWE King of the Ring 1997, Sid and the Legion of Doom were defeated by the Hart Foundation (Owen Hart, Jim Neidhart and The British Bulldog). On the next night on Raw, Sid made his last appearance on Raw by defeating Owen Hart.
Sid had a brief time in Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1999 before turning up at World Championship Wrestling for it’s final years of existence,
WWE’s website recently put up a new article looking at their fathers. Tamina is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka and Natalya’s dad is two time WWE Tag Team Champion Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart.
There’s a fairly good chance the WWE will get Jimmy Snuka and Jim Neidhart involved in the feud and in the corners of their daughters for the feud. For too long Natayla has been promoted as a weak lackey to Beth Phoenix and consistently losing to Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres so it would be good to see her put in a
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